Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) They swarmed over barricades and smashed windows. Crosses and Christian flags fluttered alongside the Star and Bars. A group across the street chanted and sang “This place is covered with the blood of Jesus” while

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“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. ‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to

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The poem, some say, has been given to us for times when prose cannot express the heart. It’s an art form that has been used to elevate, to devastate, and to strike mood. It can be silly and sweet, and it can be a knife. The form of the poem

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Is the Church and America in general guilty of the sin of Sodom? Wow! What a provocative question. Given the political culture in the USA right now, the mind automatically goes to issues like same-sex marriage and LGBTQ rights. But, that isn’t what I mean. Culturally, the church has latched

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The Christmas classic The Little Drummer Boy, while a catchy tune, doesn’t have its origins in the biblical narrative, but in the mind of composer Katherine Kennicott Davis, who penned the song in 1941. And while not part of the Christmas canon, it does illustrate the theme of the season,

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I had planned to reshare past Christmas ruminations this week only to realize that there have been very few of those on Faith on View. It surprised me to see that our only Christmas ruminations were two pieces from two years ago when we were facing imminent homelessness. If you are interested

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  This essay is from our Anastasis Series where we resurrect articles from the past that are either still relevant today or can be easily updated. This piece, first published on February 1, 2012, has been lightly edited and updated and it is just as true today. What did Jesus

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Deconstruction is all the rage. It seems we are constantly bombarded with news of evangelical celebrities who have deconstructed their faith. Often, this leads, eventually, to news of the celebrity leaving the faith. What is Deconstruction? Deconstruction is a philosophical term that gets used very imprecisely in these conversations. So,

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See amid the winter’s snow, Born for us on earth below, See the tender Lamb appears, Promised from eternal years. Hail, thou ever-blessed morn! Hail, redemption’s happy dawn! Sing through all Jerusalem, Christ is born in Bethlehem. -Hymn for Christmas Day, Edward Caswell   That Christ was not born on

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This short essay is from our new Anastasis Series where we resurrect articles from the past that are either still relevant today or can be easily updated. This was the first political piece I ever published on Faith on View, almost nine years ago. The heart of the issue here

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Yes, the title of this essay seems a bit disjointed. But, that is a perfect reflection of how I feel. There is a lot I have been trying to process recently. I will try to stitch together these vaguely related thoughts here. Several things have been preoccupying me today. The

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I am pausing to reflect on the fickle fate of kings as I prepare to unleash the French Revolution in my undergraduate civilization class next semester.  January anniversaries present an interesting study in both the pomp and fragility of power.  Few occasions can compete with American presidential inaugurations for extravagant

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I have to admit that I am angry, hurt, and exhausted. Today is my 28th anniversary. The sad truth is that for the first time ever, I forgot my anniversary. When I was walking out the door to spend the day in my office and studio to try and catch

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